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Koivunen, A. (2018). Bortom nationella medieoffentligheter? Mediepolitik och demokratins framtid. In: Henrik Meinander, Petri Karonen, Kjell Östberg (Ed.), Demokratins drivkrafter: Kontext och särdrag i Finlands och Sveriges demokratier 1890–2020 (pp. 359-390). Helsingfors: Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland (SLS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bortom nationella medieoffentligheter? Mediepolitik och demokratins framtid
2018 (Swedish)In: Demokratins drivkrafter: Kontext och särdrag i Finlands och Sveriges demokratier 1890–2020 / [ed] Henrik Meinander, Petri Karonen, Kjell Östberg, Helsingfors: Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland (SLS), 2018, p. 359-390Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors: Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland (SLS), 2018
Series
Skrifter utgivna av Svenska Litteratursällskapet i Finland, ISSN 0039-6842 ; 819
Keywords
Sverige, Finland, mediepolitik, offentlighet, mediesystem
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-155660 (URN)978-951-583-422-5 (ISBN)978-91-984064-1-2 (ISBN)
Projects
Demokratins drivkrafter: Kontext och särdrag i Sveriges och Finlands demokratier 1890-2020
Available from: 2018-04-27 Created: 2018-04-27 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Koivunen, A. (2018). Theorist of Feeling [Review]. Cinema Journal, 57(2), 163-165
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theorist of Feeling
2018 (English)In: Cinema Journal, ISSN 0009-7101, E-ISSN 1527-2087, Vol. 57, no 2, p. 163-165Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Cinema Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-155799 (URN)10.1353/cj.2018.0018 (DOI)000429690300018 ()
Available from: 2018-04-27 Created: 2018-04-27 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Koivunen, A. (2017). Economies of Pride and Shame: Politics of Affect in New Narratives about Sweden Finns. Collegium: Studies across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, 23, 50-66
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Economies of Pride and Shame: Politics of Affect in New Narratives about Sweden Finns
2017 (English)In: Collegium: Studies across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, E-ISSN 1796-2986, Vol. 23, p. 50-66Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines the contemporary revisiting and reimagining of the histories and memories of Finnish migrants in Sweden. Since 2000, a new generation of children and grandchildren of the Great Migration in the 1960s and 1970s has entered the public arena in Sweden, articulating new narratives in pop music, literature, theatre and film. While these “third-generation” Sweden Finnish artists themselves embody success stories of migration, enjoying positive publicity and the appreciation of Swedish mainstream audiences, it is argued that the new narratives are essentially stories about living with, managing and rejecting shame. To be either a cultural producer or an audience of new narratives about Sweden Finns is to engage with an affective legacy of shame, a sense of history and a repertoire of representations – and politics of pride as its rejoinder. Drawing from affect theories by Sara Ahmed and Margaret Wetherell, as well as Beverley Skeggs’ work on the production of class, this chapter investigates two novels, Svinalängorna by Susanna Alakoski (2006) and Ingenbarnsland by Eija Hetekivi Olsson (2012); two television programmes, Emigranterna SVT (2006–2007) and Kansankodin kuokkavieraat YLE Teema (2011); and a musical documentary, Ingen riktig finne/Laulu koti-ikävästä (Mika Ronkainen 2013). In this way, the study highlights an affective practice, a pattern in process and an economy of pride and shame mobilized for purposes of identity construction and community building.

National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Cinema Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137216 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 1458902
Note

Citizenships under Construction: Affects, Politics and Practices, ISBN 978-951-51-3690-9.

Available from: 2018-04-27 Created: 2018-04-27 Last updated: 2023-10-20Bibliographically approved
Koivunen, A. (2016). Affective Historiography: Archival Aesthetics and the Temporalities of Televisual Nation-Building. International Journal of Communication, 10, 5270-5283
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Affective Historiography: Archival Aesthetics and the Temporalities of Televisual Nation-Building
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Communication, E-ISSN 1932-8036, Vol. 10, p. 5270-5283Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In his study of nationalism, Benedict Anderson famously identified a notion of simultaneity across homogeneous, empty time as the temporal structure underpinning nationness as imagined community. Since the 18th century, Anderson argued, time was spatialized as newspapers and novels were the prime cultural forms of imagining a community across space. In the era of televisual nation-building, another kind of temporality has emerged as a form for thinking about and feeling the nation. Archival aesthetics, it is argued, is a mode of affective historiography that mobilizes a double temporality: While constructing chronologies in its remixing of archive footage, reproducing conventional narratives of epochs and events, it also engenders, via reappropriations of popular music and cinema, a transhistorical, even mythical notion of the nation as a community of feeling across time. Through a discussion of Finnish TV documentaries by Peter von Bagh, this article returns to Homi K. Bhabha's theorizing of the pedagogical and the performative as the two, intertwined modes of narrating the nation.

Keywords
television, historical documentary, affect, nation-building, broadcasting, intimate public
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-139343 (URN)000391120900001 ()
Available from: 2017-02-09 Created: 2017-02-09 Last updated: 2022-05-10Bibliographically approved
Elomäki, A., Kantola, J., Koivunen, A. & Ylöstalo, H. (2016). Kamppailu tasa-arvosta: tunne, asiantuntijuus ja vastarinta strategisessa valtiossa. Sosiologia, 53(4), 377-395
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kamppailu tasa-arvosta: tunne, asiantuntijuus ja vastarinta strategisessa valtiossa
2016 (Finnish)In: Sosiologia, ISSN 0038-1640, Vol. 53, no 4, p. 377-395Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Gender Studies Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137219 (URN)
Available from: 2017-04-28 Created: 2017-04-28 Last updated: 2023-06-30Bibliographically approved
Koivunen, A. (2016). Pillow Talk, Swedish style: To Love. In: Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson (Ed.), Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution: Critical Essays (pp. 37-48). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pillow Talk, Swedish style: To Love
2016 (English)In: Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution: Critical Essays / [ed] Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2016, p. 37-48Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2016
Keywords
Jörn Donner, Harriet Andersson, konstfilm, sex, svensk film, filmexport
National Category
Studies on Film Media Studies
Research subject
Cinema Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137220 (URN)978-1-4766-6544-3 (ISBN)978-1-4766-2501-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-04-28 Created: 2017-04-28 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Koivunen, A. (2015). Affective Historiography: Revisiting Injury, Rewriting Nation's History. In: : . Paper presented at Visible Evidence XXII, University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University, 19-22 August, 2015..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Affective Historiography: Revisiting Injury, Rewriting Nation's History
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In 2012, Swedish public service television SVT aired the three-part drama series Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves (Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar) about the AIDS crisis in Stockholm in the 1980s. Based on a trilogy of novels, the TV series became a popular success: 1,2 million viewers were seated for the premiere, an intense media coverage followed and the series as well as the novelist and the scriptwriter, Jonas Gardell, received critical acclaim and awards.

In this paper, Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves is discussed as an occasion of affective historiography: a coincidence of commemoration and activism in the present. In its turning to the 1980s, the TV series coincided with several US documentaries about AIDS activism  (United in Anger 2013, How to Survive a Plague 2012, Vito 2011, We Were Here 2010, Sex in as Epidemic 2010) and, also, a Swedish film Infected – The Story of HIV in Sweden  (2012, Smittad – När HIV kom till Sverige). Employing an archival aesthetic for documentary effect and interlacing fictitious scenes with documentary footage as well as an authorial voice-over, Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves addresses its viewers through the twin modes of sentimentality and anger.

While enabling gay community to mourn the victims of AIDS, to revisit the injuries of AIDS crisis, and to narrativize the gay life in 1980s Stockholm, the drama series also occasioned an expression of anger and a rewriting of nation’s history. By bringing the history of AIDS to mainstream media attention and through its archival aesthetics, the TV series flaunted an image of the nation’s near past of 1980s as homophobic and intolerant, intervening thus with the contemporary self-image of Sweden as LHBTQ-friendly. As such, the paper argues, the TV series redistributed the experience of vulnerability onto mainstream audiences, inviting both them and the gay community into complex politics of affect and history.

Keywords
Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar, Jonas Gardell, skam, stolthet, AIDS, minneskultur
National Category
Gender Studies Studies on Film
Research subject
Cinema Studies; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127527 (URN)
Conference
Visible Evidence XXII, University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University, 19-22 August, 2015.
Projects
Vulnerability: Rethinking Representation, Politics and Materialism
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 1458902
Available from: 2016-03-07 Created: 2016-03-07 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Koivunen, A.-R. (2015). Affective Historiography: Time, Trauma, and Transference. In: : . Paper presented at Affect Theory Conference: Worldings, Tensions, Futures, Pennsylvania, USA, October 14-17, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Affective Historiography: Time, Trauma, and Transference
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Keywords
Jonas Gardell, Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar, temporalitet, minne, känslor, AIDS
National Category
Studies on Film Gender Studies
Research subject
Cinema Studies; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127528 (URN)
Conference
Affect Theory Conference: Worldings, Tensions, Futures, Pennsylvania, USA, October 14-17, 2015
Projects
Vulnerability: Rethinking Representation, Politics and Materialism
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 1458902
Available from: 2016-03-07 Created: 2016-03-07 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Koivunen, A. (2015). Authorial self-fashioning in Jörn Donner’s Portraits of Women. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 5(2), 93-108
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Authorial self-fashioning in Jörn Donner’s Portraits of Women
2015 (English)In: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, ISSN 2042-7891, E-ISSN 2042-7905, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 93-108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In his films of the late 1960s and the early 1970s, Jörn Donner, a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, critic and film director, employed his body and popular media image as a contemporary celebrity for narrative and marketing purposes. Focusing on the film Naisenkuvia/Portraits of Women (1970), a metanarrative about the alliance of art cinema and pornography in the 1960s and a parody of Donner’s public persona, this article investigates Donner’s ‘authoring practices’ and gestures of authorial ‘self-projection’ amidst the mediatized sexual revolution of the 1960s. Portraits of Women reveals Donner's appropriation and analysis of a newly sexualized public sphere, but the film also reads as a crisis point. While capitalizing on his public persona by casting himself as the male lead, Donner was forced to acknowledge that self-fashioning in the sphere of public sex escapes authorial control.

Keywords
Jörn Donner, authorship, censorship, sex film, pornography, masculinity, Finnish cinema, Jörn Donner, censur, sexfilm, porr, maskulinitet, finsk film, Kvinnobilder
National Category
Studies on Film Gender Studies Media Studies
Research subject
Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127510 (URN)10.1386/jsca.5.2.93_1 (DOI)000381578500005 ()
Projects
Intimitetens estetik i Jörn Donners filmer 1963-1973
Note

Projekt finansierat av Kone Foundation (Finland) 2014-2015.

Available from: 2016-03-07 Created: 2016-03-07 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Koivunen, A.-R. (2015). Beyond Vulnerability? Girls as Animals in She Monkeys (Lisa Aschan 2011) and Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari 2011). In: : . Paper presented at The 9th European Feminist Research Conference: Sex and Capital, Rovaniemi, Finland, June 3-6, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond Vulnerability? Girls as Animals in She Monkeys (Lisa Aschan 2011) and Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari 2011)
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Studies on Film Gender Studies
Research subject
Cinema Studies; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127525 (URN)
Conference
The 9th European Feminist Research Conference: Sex and Capital, Rovaniemi, Finland, June 3-6, 2015
Projects
Vulnerability: Rethinking Representation, Politics and Materialism
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 1458902
Available from: 2016-03-07 Created: 2016-03-07 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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